Pound Paws in partnership with University of Sydney Union (USU) successfully raised
awareness about the importance of dog adoption, to the Sydney University student community on the weekend.
Sydney Uni Dog Day provided the younger generation with the knowledge to sculpt the future, by hosting a workshop/session room, including key speakers from; RSPCA NSW, Inner West Council & University Veterinary Teaching Hospital to name a few. Attendees were gifted with tote bags, complete with information booklets and educational products, to help guide them on their way towards making a positive impact for our furry friends.
Other activities on the day ranged from JENGA Dog Building Block Competition, Rascal Treats Plant Based Dog Treat Tasting, Best Dog Trick & Costume competition (judged by, Scott Lee (Home & Away), Jelisa Apps (Channel Nine Sports Reporter), Alistair Cowie, (USU CEO), Lewis Cavoodle (Dog Influencer) & Maluka and Avalon (Dog Influencers) all whilst guests got to enjoy a Little Creatures Dog Days beer.
With roughly 200,000 happy and healthy pets getting euthanised each year, the events aim was to educate students about the importance of pet adoption, as well as encourage responsible pet ownership.
A successful outcome for Greyhound Rescue NSW, who received two adoption applications on the day for their rescue Greyhounds. The event was powerful for them, as they were provided with the opportunity to showcase this breed and break the social stigma. Various attendees on the day mentioned they were surprised to learn that Greyhounds can also be couch potatoes who enjoy apartment living. A suitable pet for city residents too.
Pound Paws Dog Day’s have been running for over four years around Australia. The
events that Pound Paws organise are 100% charity fundraising events, as a way to not
only raise awareness about pet adoption to local communities, but celebrate the
wonderful companionship which we share with our pet.